2018 USciences Graduate Fellows Celebrated

Published on April 11, 2018

Graduate students and their advisors celebrated the students’ academic and research accomplishments at the annual graduate fellows reception on April 9, 2018.

Each academic year, the Office of Graduate Education administers several fellowship opportunities available to the graduate student community. Students are required to submit an application to be considered for their chosen fellowship and go through a competitive internal peer review process overseen by the Office of Sponsored Projects and Research. This year’s recipients were chosen and announced to the campus community in December 2017.


Normal Fultang
Left to right: President Dr. Paul Katz, MD; Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Bela Peethambaran; Norman Fultang PhD’21; and Provost Dr. Peter Miller. 

Frederick B. Kilmer Fellowship

Purpose: Endowed by the late Dr. Frederick B. Kilmer, this fellowship is intended to support a graduate student conducting research in pharmacology and plant chemistry at the University of the Sciences.

Recipient: Norman Fultang PhD’21, cell and molecular biology – Rx7, a Novel AKT-phosphorylation Inhibitor Induces Cell Cycle Arrest and Apoptosis in TNBC via Dual Modulation of AKT/PKB and GSK3

Advisor: Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Bela Peethambaran


Mohammed Alvi
Left to right: President Dr. Paul Katz, MD; Mohammed Alvi PhD’19; and Provost Dr. Peter Miller. 

Clayton French Fellowship

Purpose: Endowed by Mrs. Mary I. Banks in honor of her father, Clayton French, this fellowship is intended to support a graduate student conducting pharmaceutical research at the University of the Sciences.

Recipients: Mohammed Alvi PhD’19, pharmaceutics – Intracellular Distribution of Doxorubicin and Gelatin-Doxorubicin Conjugate in Cellular Compartments of MCF-7 Breast Cancer Cells and Quantification with Fiji

Advisor: Professor of Pharmaceutics Dr. Clyde M. Ofner III


Vivek Chaudhari
Left to right: President Dr. Paul Katz, MD; Vivek Chaudhari PhD’20; and Provost Dr. Peter Miller. 

William Gano Fellowship

Purpose: Established by Mrs. William H. Gano in memory of her husband, this fellowship is intended to support a graduate student engaged in research at the University of the Sciences.

Recipient: Vivek Chaudhari PhD’20, health policy – A Systematic Review of Health Economic Evaluations for Colorectal Cancer Genomics

Advisor: Professor of Health Policy and Public Health and Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Amalia M. Issa


Sundee Olson
Left to right: President Dr. Paul Katz, MD; Sundee Olson PH/TX’20; Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Isabelle Mercier; and Provost Dr. Peter Miller. 

Harry A. Bradburd Fellowship

Purpose: Established in 1970 by Dr. and Mrs. Harry A. Bradburd, this fellowship is intended to support a graduate student at USciences who has completed at least one year of graduate study, has accumulated a minimum of 24 hours of graduate credit, and has indicated an intention of continuing graduate study at USciences. Graduate program directors may nominate one student per graduate program. Final selection shall be made on the basis of the candidate’s cumulative weighted grade average.

Recipient: Sundee Olson PH/TX’20, pharmacology and toxicology – highest GPA.

Advisor: Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Isabelle Mercier


Tejashree-Redij
Left to right: President Dr. Paul Katz, MD; Tejashree Redij PHB’18, PhD’19; Director of the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics Zhijun Li, PhD; and Provost Dr. Peter Miller. 

Life Sciences Collaborative Innovative Research Scholarship

Purpose of Scholarship:  Provided by the Life Sciences Collaborative, this scholarship is intended to support a USciences graduate student conducting innovative research that likely will result in a patent application.

The Life Sciences Collaborative is a select group of industry veterans and executives from the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device sectors, and industry service providers who share a common vision of increasing the success of emerging life sciences businesses in the Mid-Atlantic Region. For more information, please visit: http://www.lifesciencescollaborative.org/about-us/

Recipient:  Tejashree Redij PHB’18, PhD’19, cell and molecular biology - Rational Design of a Novel Ago-Allosteric Small Molecule Targeting Glucagon Like Peptide-1 Receptor

Advisor: Director of the Graduate Program in Bioinformatics Zhijun Li, PhD

 

 

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